Walorski: Obamacare should apply to lawmakers

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski is co-sponsoring a bill that would eliminate health care subsidies for the administration, lawmakers and congressional staff.

The “James Madison Congressional Accountability Act” was crafted in response to a ruling that would allow members of congress and their staff to receive taxpayer-funded partial subsidies for health insurance plans offered in the exchange.

But Congresswoman Walorski says lawmakers are the ones who enacted Obamacare in the first place, so it ought to apply to them, too.

“This whole thing is so unfair, that the president was going to pick winners and losers and the rest of us are just going to get thrown into another pot,” she said in an interview with NewsCenter 16. “That's why I think that we have to take that ability away from the president and say, you know what, the Congress, the staffs, all of these people that you carved out need to be accountable just like everybody else. When you guys voted for this then you guys need to live under the same rules, and the American people need to be treated fairly.”


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